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Albania/ 4. Current issues in cultural policy development and debate  

4.3 Other relevant issues and debates

The most important reforms in the field of culture have taken place since 1991. In particular, during the last five years, major emphasis has been placed on the development of legislation in the sector. The Albanian Parliament has approved several important laws on copyright, cinema, theatre and libraries. The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, for the first time, organised a workshop on decentralisation in Tirana in March 2000, an issue that had been neglected within the general strategy of cultural policies. Recent debates have focussed on the legal, political and economic aspects of creativity, particularly in relation to theatre. However, all these developments have been sporadic, partial and sector-based. Albania has not yet had an open, public, multi-dimensional and all-embracing debate on culture.

Chapter published: 18-01-2011

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